Eng 201 - Asgnt 4 Typical American

Eng 201 - Asgnt 4 Typical American - Chantel Wynter ENG 201...

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Chantel Wynter The Struggle of Staying True and ENG 201 – Barbara Cole Becoming a Typical American Assignment # 4 “He refused to be made an American citizen…as though to claim his home was China was to make China indeed his home. And wasn’t it still? Even if his place in it was fading like a picture hung too long in a barbershop…” (23) “He lay waiting to see what happened. Anything could happen, this was America. He gave himself up to the country, and dreamt…” (42) “She was in many ways Americanized, but in this respect she was Chinese still – when family marched, she fell in step…Reunification, that Chinese ideal…the whole family together…” (265) Being an immigrant in the United States is a difficulty that the Chang family, in Typical American by Gish Jen, experienced when trying to create a new life for themselves while preserving their traditional Chinese customs. The fear of becoming too “Americanized” while living out their lives in America was the family’s major problem. Being that all the members came directly from China not having no clue as to what they would expect, had to find a way to survive by growing into the American way of life. Although they each wanted to keep most of
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